Video: The Place Prize 2011 - the finalists

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The four dance pieces shortlisted for The Place Prize 2011, the UK’s biggest award in choreography, will be performed every night from today until 16 April at the eponymous Euston-based dance theatre .

Selected from 16 commissions and nearly 200 entries, the dancers are competing for £25,000 prize money. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including Rupert Goold, Hannah Barry, Zena Edwards, Matthew Peacock and Laurie Uprichard.

The audience also has a chance to take part and the winning performance each night will be awarded £1,000.

The finalists are Riccardo Buscarini & Antonio de la Fe Guedes with 'Cameo', Ben Duke & Raquel Meseguer with ' It Needs Horses', Eva Recacha with ' Begin to Begin: a piece about dead ends' and Frauke Requardt & Freddie Opoku-Addaie with 'Fidelity Project'.

The award is sponsored by Bloomberg and runs biennially.

Watch the exclusive video of the finalists here and for more information visit